Abstract

Remote center-of-compliance devices have long been used to facilitate insertion for assembly operations. A new analysis with a more accurate model better characterizes the interesting properties of remote compliance. The center location and stiffnesses are presented as nondimensional ratios that are only functions of geometrical properties and Poisson’s ratio. Important results show: i) the high sensitivity of the center location and ii) the inverse relationship between linear and angular lateral stiffnesses.

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